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Howard Schultheis

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we mourn the passing of one of our own. Howard Schultheis was a longtime board member and dedicated volunteer for Long Island Golden Retriever Rescue. Very seldom would he turn down an opportunity to help one of "his" beloved Goldens. Howard did home visits, dog evaluations, transports and adoptions, most often accompanied by his devoted wife, Ronnie. Howard and Ronnie were also actively involved in fundraising for LIGRR for many years. Howard wrote 2 books about LIGRR Goldens, "Golden Eclipse, Heart Dog" and "Saving Cinco", and donated the profits back to Long Island Golden Retriever Rescue.

Beyond rescue, Howard was also a wonderful human being, with a generous, compassionate heart. He did pet therapy with Eclipse and also did hospice work, staying with people who were dying, when no one else was able to do so. Howard was an innovative elementary school teacher and a funny, funny man. He was also a great friend.

Howard had 3 great loves – his wife, Ronnie, his Goldens and … Mickey Mouse. We hope he and Walt Disney are giving Eclipse treats on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge. The world is a sadder place without Howard in it. We will miss him very much.

Long Island Golden Retriever Rescue
2018-2019
Golden Gifts Wall Of Fame

LIGRR is concerned about all of our dogs wellbeing and health; therefore we are sharing a recent letter from Golden Retriever Club of America

Champions for Charity

Americana Manhasset Champions for Charity holiday shopping benefit is November 29-December 2, 2018. Help support our organization by doing your holiday shopping at participating Americana Manhasset and select Wheatlley Plaza stores during these four days, when 25% of your designated full-price pre-tax purchases will be donated to us.

To register for your complimentary CHAMPION NUMBER visit championforcharity.org, call 800-818-6767 or visit the concierge storefront location. When its time to make a purchase simply present you CHAMPION NUMBER with any form of payment. Donations will be made on full-price merchandise only, subject to store policy. Your CHAMPION NUMBER is required to allocate your donation and must be presented at time of purchase.

Looks like Black Friday deals are already starting so if you shop for the holidays and use Amazon, don't forget to add LIGRR to your Amazon Smile account. When you use Amazon Smile (and you choose Long Island Golden Retriever Rescue) LIGRR gets donations back to help support our cause. Shop for everyone on your gift list this holiday season at https://smile.amazon.com - and choose Long Island Golden Retriever Rescue.

Help LIGRR go for the Gold

LIGRR is collecting unwanted gold (single earrings, broken items, pieces of chain, etc.). It's a BIG WIN! You de-clutter your jewelry box and donate it to LIGRR. The money made will help the dogs WIN BIG! Simply call LIGRR at 516-578-3803 so that a volunteer can arrange to get your donation.

Our Mission

Long Island Golden Retriever Rescue, Inc. (LIGRR) is a non-profit organization operated exclusively by volunteers dedicated to improving the quality of life of Golden Retrievers who are neglected, abused, or abandoned. Services are also provided to owners who can no longer care for their Golden Retriever. It is our mission to provide veterinary care and loving adoptive homes for any Golden in need - no matter whether the dog is a young puppy or a senior citizen.

Contact Information

Telephone:
516-578-3803
FAX:
516-932-0017
Note: Please call us when you send a fax so we can look for it.
Postal address:
Long Island Golden Retriever Rescue, Inc.
P.O. Box 566
Plainview, New York 11803-0566
Electronic mail (email):
ligrr@yahoo.com

Fund Raising

As a volunteer organization, we are dependent on the generous donations of our supporters.

In order to help raise funds, we have a number of items which are made by our volunteers and sold. These items are shown on the Fund Raising page. Of course, if you wish to donate to our cause, you can by simply sending the donation to the address shown on the "Contact Us" tab.

Please be aware that our organization is a 501(c)(3) corporation, and, as such, your contributions are tax deductible.

Here are some easy ways to help LIGRR:

  • Make check payable to LIGRR and mail to:
    LIGRR Inc.
    P. O. Box 566
    Plainview, NY 11803-0566
  • Make a donation using PayPal:

  • When you are out walking with your dog set your cell phone on http://www.wooftrax.com and select Long Island Golden Retriever Rescue and they will donate money to LIGRR based on how long you walk.
  • When you search something on the web use http://www.goodsearch.com as your search engine.
  • When you shop at Amazon Smile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to Long Island Golden Retriever Rescue Inc. Bookmark the link
    http://smile.amazon.com/ch/11-3479675 and support us every time you shop.
  • You can help LIGRR by donating your unwanted car to this organization and chose Long Island Golden Retriever Rescue as your charity.
    There are two ways you can donate:
    1. Call the toll-free number 1-888-205-3420 to donate with our Customer Service Representatives.
    2. Use the link: https://www.donatecarusa.com/charity/long-island-golden-retriever-rescue/?template=affiliate

Rescue Facts:

All dogs leave our program:

  • fully vaccinated,
  • spayed / neutered,
  • heartworm & fecal tested

Any medically compromised golden is treated the best as we are able.

All dogs taken in incur boarding expenses of a minimum of $20/day.

Rescue Statistics

The following table shows dogs rescued by year. The latest year is a year-to-date total as of December 31.

YearRescuesTotal YearRescuesTotal
2017651,397 2016601,332
2015451,272 2014551,227
2013541,172 2012311,118
2011301,058 2010511,028
200965977 200880912
200753832 200696779
200575683 200482608
200384526 200273442
200191369 200058278
199968220 199895152
19975757